Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’

Theodore Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting a teen

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Theodore McCarrick, a former US Cardinal, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in the 1970s, court records show. Court documents obtained by The Boston Globe shows that McCarrick is charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14. McCarrick was defrocked in 2018 Read more

Polish academics warn against ‘slandering’ John Paul II

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Nearly 1500 academics in Poland have written an appeal against “slandering and rejecting John Paul II” after the publication of the McCarrick report by the Vatican on November 10. The report documented the rise of disgraced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was laicized by Pope Francis in 2019 after he was credibly accused of abusing Read more

Irish primate says Viganò hijacked World Meeting of Families

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Irish primate Archbishop Eamon Martin says Archbishop Carlo Mario Viganò hijacked the World Meeting of Families in August. Viganò achieved this by releasing an 11-page letter accusing Pope Francis of mishandling sexual abuse claims on the final day of his visit to Ireland. In the letter, Viganò claims Francis was aware of sexual misconduct concerns Read more

Pope orders review of McCarrick’s files

Monday, October 8th, 2018

The Vatican archives containing Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s files are to be reviewed, says Pope Francis. A statement Francis has released from the Vatican says he has decided to combine the results of an investigation into McCarrick begun last year with a new, “thorough study” of all the documentation about him contained in the Vatican archives. Read more

Pope dismisses accusations by ex-papal envoy

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Pope Francis has dismissed the accusations of a former Vatican ambassador that he covered up for ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Francis says an 11-page document of claims released by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò “speaks for itself”. Asked about the letter from  in a press conference aboard the Aug. 26 flight back to Rome after his visit to Ireland, Francis Read more

Pope Francis could save the Church. Will he?

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

The Roman Catholic Church’s clergy sex abuse crisis has come roaring back to life as if it were the worst days of 2002, when the scandal tsunami out of Boston seemed to inundate the entire church. The shock waves this time came from substantiated sex abuse allegations that a well-known cardinal, Theodore McCarrick, a retired Read more

Pope accepts sex abuser Cardinal McCarrick’s resignation

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, has resigned from the College of Cardinals after revelations that he sexually harassed or abused several young men. Until his resignation, McCarrick was one of the US church’s most senior prelates. Pope Francis has accepted his resignation. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, announced that “at the Read more

Protocols to hold bishops accountable for sex abuse

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Protocols are needed to hold bishops accountable for sex abuse, says Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston. Numerous accusations of sexual abuse of minors and adults have arisen against former Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. O’Malley acknowledged “a credible and substantiated allegation” involving a minor and McCarrick when the prelate was a priest in the Read more

Paradoxes and indicators of the Capella and McCarrick cases

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Capella McCarrick

These days we will find out whether Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella, the former advisor to the Washington nunciature that the Vatican sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for possession and distribution of “large quantities” of child pornography, will present an appeal against the sentence. A circumstance that various Vatican sources think very probable. The traffic in Read more

Washington cardinal stood down over sex abuse claim

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Retired Washington cardinal, Theodore McCarrick, has been asked by the Vatican to cease his public ministry. He has been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing a teenager almost 50 years ago. Read more